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ABBOTT - Kirby W. Abbott, 57, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Twp., Pa., died unexpectedly Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Aug. 24, 1950 in Bradford, Pa., he was the son of Dr. Wilbur D. Abbott and Claridel Allison Abbott. Kirby was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1968. He continued his education at Kent State University in Ohio for a year, and subsequently served in the US Army Reserves. He was a graduate of Paul Smith's College in New York. Kirby was employed by Sharcana Inc. in Monroeton for a time and later moved to Malone, N.Y. where he was employed in the lumber industry for 2 years. On Oct. 7, 1972, he married the former Brenda K. Williams at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. Kirby was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and associates in Wilmington, Del. for over 25 years until his passing. At present he was serving as a Master Data Specialist for DuPont Information Technology. Kirby was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda and the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club. He loved the outdoors, hunting and camping in the Adirondack Mountains. He also enjoyed fishing and Gettysburg History. Kirby was an honorary member of Team America. He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Brenda K. Abbott at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Keri R. Pickett and her husband Curt of Laceyville, Pa., Kim N. Wheaton and her husband Aaron of Towanda, Pa.; his grandchildren, "who were the apple of his eye," Kylie Estelle Pickett and Jack Dominic Wheaton; mother, Claridel Abbott of Towanda RR 3, Pa.; father, Dr. Wilbur D. Abbott of Sun City, Ariz.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale L. Abbott and Berny Abbott of Towanda, Pa., Kevin S. Abbott and Liz Abbott of Bradford, Pa., Greg A. Abbott and Becky Abbott of Empire, Mich.; mother-in-law, Mary V. Williams of Towanda; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Williams and Dayna Dawsey of Liberty Corners; two nieces, Loren Bellows and Kensey Abbott; five nephews, Wade Abbott, Cole Abbott, Caleb Abbott, Dan Abbott and Randy Abbott; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Randall "Randy" Abbott, on June 13, 1960, and his father-in-law, John "Jack" Williams on Dec. 29, 1990. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7,2008, at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor, officiating. Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Valley Youth Hunters Education Challenge, 1534 Front St., Athens, PA 18810, or to the National History Museum of the Adirondacks at www.wildcenter.org, in Kirby W. Abbott's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 5 May 2008
ACKLESON –JEAN ACKLESON SMITH, 96 of 212 North Main St. Towanda died early Saturday morning April 4, 1987 at Memorial Hospital , Towanda. Born May 12, 1890 in Washington County, she was a daughter of Thomas and Margaret Scott Ackleson. Mrs. Smith was an accountant for the Burgettstown School District for many years and was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Burgettstown, PA and the Burgettstown Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ann Snell of Towanda; two granddaughters: Mrs. James (Jean) Wygrala of Towanda RD 5, Mrs. Michael (Elsie) Fraboni of Waverly; great-grandchildren: Shannon, Shawna and Jamie Wygrala of Towanda DR 5, Lucia, Michael and Andrea Fraboni of Waverly; sister-in-law, Sarah S. Diltz of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford W. Smith in 1931. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William H. Wassell officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
ACLA –LUCY ACLA WEBSTER, 97 formerly of Monroeton died June 30, 1996 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Elkland Twp. Born February 2, 1899 in Asylum Twp., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Louise Vanderpool Acla. She graduated from Towanda High School and the Mansfield Normal School Class of 1924. She taught school in Wellstown for one year and in following years at the Spring Lake Greenslanding, South Towanda and Laquin Schools. Her longest term of teaching was at the Powell School for 18 years of the total 36 years of teaching all in Bradford County. On July 30, 1938 she married Archie W. Webster. Mr. and Mrs. Webster operated their farm in Powell for many years retiring in 1966. They then moved to Monroeton to make their home. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie on October 5, 1983. Mrs. Webster was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, the PA State Education Association, PA Retired Teachers Association, Iona Grange of Franklindale, Towanda Garden Club, and Towanda Area Senior Citizens. She enjoyed making and collecting dolls as well as completing hand work. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilouise and Richard Smith, Franklindale; grandchildren; Barry Smith, Columbia Cross Roads; Joel Smith, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Denise and Merel Hovan, Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Delos Acla on November 19, 1986 and be a sister Mabel Ammerman in October of 1982. The funeral and committal service was held July 2 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Glen Landis, pastor of the New Life Church officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Memorial may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA or to the charity or organization of ones’ choice in Mrs. Webster’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ADAMS George E Adams
who has been a resident of Towanda for many years died yesterday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital Christmas night. Besides his wife Anna, the deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Paul Corbett, Burliegh Adams, Mrs. R. HeadReta**elle Adams, Mrs. William Kir*in all of Towanda; a half-brother, Burliegh Swackhamer of Detroit; a half-sister, Lueretia Sible of Towanda also survive. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 6, 1930. Jan., 8, 1930, The Daily. Funeral services for the late George E. Adams were held yesterday at the home with the Rev. Davis Johnson officiating. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery. Pall Bearers were: Herbert Barlow, John Baker, James E. Brennan, Leroy Post, Ivan Kisner and Alvin Russell. RHW.
Reta B. Jackson, 102, Towanda
12/08/2001 Tioga Daily Review
Reta B. Jackson, 102, widow of Clyde A. Jackson of Towanda, died Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born May 9, 1899 in Merryhall, Wyalusing Township, Pa. She was the daughter of the late George and Anna Rogers Adams. Reta attended the Towanda Schools and later was employed as a telephone operator with the Packard County Telephone Company in Towanda. On June 24, 1930 she married Clyde A. Jackson, who preceded her in death on April 4, 1971. Mrs. Jackson was member of Christ Espiscopal Church in Towanda and the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxillary. Reta enjoyed knitting and caring for her home. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Gerard Corbett of Towanda, Jack Corbett of Towanda and Gytha Corbett of Mountain Top, Pa. She was preceded in death by a brother, Burleigh Adams, 3 sisters, Turessa Corbett Nagle, Madelane A. Head, Thelma L. Kirwan, and a niece, Donna Marshall. The funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Maureen Hipple officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
EMERY L. ALEXANDER, 88 FORMERLY OF Chestnut
Street, Towanda, died Tuesday morning, May 1, 2001, at the Meadowview Senior
Living Center, Montrose, Pa. Born May 23, 1912, in Burlington Township,
he was a son of the late Amos W. and Margaret Barbara Rice Alexander.
Emery attended school in Luthers Mills and in early years was employed by
Harding Brothers in Elmira, N.Y. On Nov. 7, 1942, he married the former
Dorothy Montgomery at her parents’ home in Towanda. Emery was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees Construction
Battalion. Upon returning home he was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda
for over 25 years until his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander spent
their winter months at the Golf Lakes Mobile Estates in Bradenton, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife. Dorothy, on April 6, 1999 Emery was
a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and Sylvania Quarter
Century Club and was a life member of the Towanda American Legion Post No.
42. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Sivers
of RR 2 Montrose, Pa., and Sharon and Paul Horinka of Reading, Pa.; a grandson
and his wife, David M. and Jodi Blascak of Wysox; a grandson, Brian C. Horinka
of Reading; a granddaughter, Elizabeth R. Horinka of Reading; two
great-grandsons, Mitchell and Kyle Blascak; a brother, Robert Alexander of
Melbourne, Fla.; three sisters, M. Lorma Alexander, who is a resident of
the Bradford County Manor, West. Burlington, Ruby Larrabee of Palm Bay, Fla.,
and Eleanor Allen of Vero Beach, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and
cousins. The funeral service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2001, at 10 a.m.
at the Mary0tt-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen
Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda,
officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9
p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery,
Towanda, with the American Legion Post No. 42 according full military
honors. The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to
the Golf Lakes Memorial fund, 5050 Fifth St. East, Bradenton, Fla. or to the
Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Alexander’s memory.
–Towanda Daily Review.
ALEXANDER Maude Agnes (Alexander) Drislane
90, of Troy, Pa., died on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Troy
Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late John Henry Drislane who
died in March of 1977. The couple married December 15, 1939 and had 38 happy
years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 5 to 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093
West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Burial will be private and at the convenience of
Maude's family in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Maude was born on July 21,
1920 in Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of the late Earl V.
and Mertie (Jennings) Alexander. Earlier in her life Maude worked for the
Burlington Silk Mill as an enterer and twister, and later worked for the
Bradford County Manor until she retired in 1985. Her family had a cabin on
Kellogg Mountain in Powell, Pa., where she loved fishing, the outdoors, and
cooking for the fishermen and hunters who were with her. She also enjoyed her
trips to Canada, gardening, canning, and spending time with her family.
Maude is survived by her son Thomas (Anita) Drislane of Troy, her
granddaughters Krista Drislane of Elmira and Kate (Joel) Drislane Smith of
Sayre, her great-grandchildren Grant and Liliana Smith, and numerous nieces and
nephews. Maude was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John,
her infant daughter who died at birth, and her siblings: Dora Barrett, Lura
Slater, Myra Garland, Faye Alexander, Claude Alexander, Durand Alexander, and
Gladys Cole. Towanda Daily Review – June 4, 2011
ALLEN –ALBERTA M. ALLEN MCNEAL, 92, formerly of Bridge and Second Streets, Towanda and the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda, died Sunday morning, Nov. 20, 1988 at LaPorte United Methodist Home. Born Nov. 27, 1895 in Spencer, N.Y. she was a daughter of George Edward and Rose Chapman Allen. As a young girl, Alberta moved to evergreen to make her home and later graduated from Towanda High School in 1918. She attended Mansfield Normal School and taught school for two terms in Durell and Evergreen. On June 16, 1923, she married David A. McNeal in Williamsport. Mr. McNeal was the justice of the peace in Towanda for 33 years until his death on Oct. 23, 1957. Mrs. McNeal was a member of Towanda First United Methodist Church for over 65 years and was a charter member of the FLV Class of the Methodist Church. She was also a member of Towanda Rebekah Lodge No. 352 for over 65 years and was a member of Towanda Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son, David Allen McNeal of Warren, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Donna) Pursley of Camp Hill, Pa.; two grandsons; Wane and Hollister McNeal, both of Warren, Pa.; a granddaughter, Karen Pursley of Etters, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Long of the LaPorte Methodist Home; several nieces and a nephew. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William H. Wassell, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Towanda Public Library in Mrs. McNeal’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ALLEN - (Local News) Charles H. Allen, who died last Thursday night in Towanda, was believed when he retired some years ago, to have worked longer at the printing trade than any other man in the state. He "Stuck Type," as the expression used to be for 68 years. He began at 13 in Sullivan county. He was the oldest person living who was born within the boro limits of Towanda. His wife, two daughters and a son survive. TGR 1922
JOHN FRANCIS ‘SAM’ ALLEN, of Towanda RR 2 (French Asylum) died Tuesday morning, July 13, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a brief illness. Sam was born Nov. 22, 1907, in Myersburg; Pa., where he spent his youth. His parents were the late Jesse Eugene and Mary Alice Crowley Allen. His family moved to Towanda, where he excelled in all sports and drama productions. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1926. After working for a short time for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, he joined the postal services in Towanda and was city mail carrier until he became the rural route carrier for Rural Route 3, a job he enjoyed for 20 years. He retired from the postal service in 1963 after 35 years of service. In September 1972 he married Angelique “Sally” Frutchey, and they have made their home in French Asylum ever since. Sam was a charter member of the Towanda Lodge No. 2191 B.P.O.E. He was also a member of the French Asylum Untied Methodist Church, the Wysox Fire Co. and the National Rural Carriers Association. Sam will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and his devotion to his family. Surviving are his wife, Angelique, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ulilla and John Costellor of Campbell Hill, N.Y., and Suzanne and Edward Kulick of Towanda, a sister, Marie Allen Watts of Bay Head, N.J.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three nieces. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion Hampton Allen, in March 1971, a son John Francis Allen Jr., on Nov. 8, 1953; and by a brother, Kenneth Eugene Allen, on dec. 20, 1974. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 1993, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Larry Lutz, pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 0 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Towanda Elks No. 2191 will have a service Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to French Asylum United Methodist Church, Jack Kilmer, treasurer, RR 4, Towanda, Pa or the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda in Mr. Allen’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
ALLISON –CLARIDELL ABBOTT, 95, of McNeal Road, Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Mary Claradell Allison, on Nov. 23, 1920 in Cherry Township, Butler County, Pa., she was the daughter of Howard Frank Allison and Jessie Mae Christy Allison. Claridel was a devoted mother of five sons and grandmother to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a cat-lover, short story writer and self-taught artist, painting scores of masterpieces - especially landscapes - well into her 80's. Claridel graduated from Grove City High School, class of 1938. Claridel was employed by B&S, Bradford, Pa., and later Dresser-Rand, Olean, N.Y., for over 20 years. Surviving are her sons, Dale (Berny) Abbott, of Towanda, Pa., Kevin Abbott of Bradford, Pa., Greg (Rebecca) Abbott of Empire, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Abbott, of Towanda; grandchildren, Dan (Karen) Abbott, Randy (Breanne) Abbott, Keri (Curt) Pickett, Kim (Aaron) Wheaton, Wade (Melissa) Abbott, Loren (Bryan) Bellows, Kensey (Astin) Melhorn, Cole (Holly) Abbott, and Caleb Abbott; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Michael, Mea, Jack, Hudson, Kylie, Callen, Ellie, Monroe, Gwynneth, Gibson, Thatcher, Devin, Danielle, Jackson, and Lilly; her siblings, Verna Zedrick of Butler, Pa., Willa Mae Allison of Wilmington, Pa., Pearl Stark of Bolivar, N.Y., Charles (Martha) Allison of Ellwood City, Pa. and sister-in-law, Deloris Allison of Butler, Pa.; as well as many special nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by two sons, Joseph Randall Abbott in 1960, and Kirby Wayne Abbott in 2008; brothers, Guy, Aubrey, Willis and Wayne Allison; sister, Virginia Hogg; and daughter-in-law, Liz Abbott in 2016. The family of Claridel Abbott wishes to thank the special people at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for their help and special care. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Claridel's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/18/2016
Culver, Mrs. Charles M-wife of former Judge Charles M Culver, Towanda died in her home Sunday, February 13, 1950 after an illness of some time. She was born May 31, 1872, the daughter of Fred B and Lucinda Jane Arnold, Laceyville. After graduation from Laceyville High School and Mansfield State Teachers College she taught several years in the schools at Lacey Street, Indian Hill and Laceyville. She was married on November 14, 1900, to Mr. Culver, than a young attorney in Towanda. The Culvers have been lifelong residents of the County Seat and the name is one of the best known in the County. During her younger years, she was an active member of the Methodist church and its various societies. Her clubs included the Shakespeare, Twentieth Century and Thimble. She was a member of the O E S. She is survived by her husband, one son, Romeyn F Culver, Towanda, a sister, Mrs. F W Platt, Tunkhannock, two grandchildren. Funeral and burial in Oak Hill cemetery-Towanda.
ARONSON –ANN ARONSON KRILL, 87, widow of Hyman Krill, formerly of Lake O’Meadows, Warren Center, Pa., and Del Ray Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Scranton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Sophie Eskolsky Aronson. On June 27, 1943, Ann married Hyman Krill. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 2, 1988. Ann was a member of Temple Beth Israel Congregation, Waverly, N.Y., Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, and the Towanda Country Club. She was active in community affairs and enjoyed volunteering at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, and playing golf for many years. Ann is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Hillary and Mary Krill of Towanda; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Krill, Kennifer Kroll, Brian Krill and Meredith Krill; her brother and sister-in-law Barry and Ruth Aronson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian S. Krill in 1968; who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam; two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Edward (Sally) D’Adamo of Endicott, N.Y. and Mrs. Betty Weinburg of Cortland, N.Y. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rabbi Michele Medwin of Temple Concord, Binghamton, N.Y. officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Congregation Beth Israel in care of Harvey Chermosky, Treasurer, 25 Oak St., Towanda, Pa. in Ann Aronson Krill’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BADGER - Helen Badger. The one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Badger who died early Monday morning in the Robert Pack Hospital, Sayre, were held yesterday at the home of Mr. Badger's father E.L Badger. Rev. J.D. Herrick pastor of the Univeralist Church officaited at the service. Interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda. The Pall Bearers who officiated were William L Suhr, Frank Montgomery, William Sullivan, E Ashmun Parsons. RHW. Towanda Daily Review, 27 Feb. 1918.
BAGLEY –MARGARET B. INNES, 63. Born December 28, 1921, in Geneva, N.Y., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bagley. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa. Surviving are a son, Thomas D. Innes, of Warren, Mich.; a grandson, Tracy Innes of Warren, Mich., a brother, Leon Bagley of North Hollywood, Calif. A memorial service was held Monday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa. with Cannon Arthur M. Sherman officiating. –Towanda Daily Review (Died Feb. 25, 1985.)
BAILEY –ALMEDA BAILEY HARRIS, 94, of Troy RD 3, formerly of 16 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, died Monday evening July 9, 1990, at Bradford County Manor. Born Aug. 18,1895, in Wyalusing Township, she was a daughter of Asa and Myrtle Camp Bailey. Mrs. Harris was employed as a licensed practical nurse, first at the old Mills Hospital and later by the Jennings Nursing Home on North Main Street, both in Towanda, for many years. She was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church and the FLB Class. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Emery Alexander, two granddaughters, Mrs. Linda Blascak of Towanda and Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Horinka of Reading, Pa.; a great-grandson, David Blascak of Towanda RR 5, and a sister, Virginia, of Bentley Creek. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry H. Montgomery on May 7, 1950, and Leon E. Harris on April 14, 1988, and by four brothers and a sister. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. The family will provide their own flowers and request that memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, or to the Towanda Public Library, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Harris’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
AMBROSE HOWARD BAILEY SR., 70, of 4 William Street Towanda, died Monday Aug. 11, 2003 at his home following declining health. Born April 14, 1933 in North Towanda, he was a son of the late Stephen Bailey and Frances Lattimer Bailey. In earlier years, Ambrose was employed by Max Cohen of Athens, Ernest Schill in Burlington and was later employed by the Towanda Iron and Metal until his retirement. He was a member of the Bradford County Fire Police and was a social member of AM Vets Post No. 261 in Durell and Asylum VFW Post No. 6072. Ambrose was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda. Surviving are his children: George Sandor and his wife Charlene Sandor of Corpus Christi, Texas; Grace Schooley and her husband Larry Schooley of Ulster; Ambrose Bailey Jr. and his wife Betty Bailey of Towanda; nine grandchildren; Jimmy Sandor, Leo Camp Jr., Daniel Camp, Towanda; nine grandchildren; Jimmy Sandor, Leo Camp Jr., Daniel Camp, Kyle Schooley, Tabitha Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Laura Jackson and her husband Jon Jackson, Richard Polansky and his wife Julie Polansky, Doug Polansky and his wife Melissa Polansky; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother Raymond Bailey and his wife Gladys Bailey of Windham; four sisters; Geraldine Shrimp and her husband James Shrimp of Rome; Shirley Vanderpool and her husband Charles Vanderpool of Towanda; Carrie Johnson and her husband Charles Johnson of Wysox; and Edna Groover and her husband Ray Groover of Burlington, Pa. several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special friend Dorothy Griffin of Towanda. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys I. Frisbee Bailey on February 15, 1991; a brother, Stephen Bailey; and a sister, Virginia Chilson. A memorial service will be held Thursday August 14, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ambrose H. Bailey Sr. Memorial fund, 507 Second St., Apt. 4, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
BAILEY –Mrs. ELLA BAILEY YOUNG. Died in her home in Smithfield Friday, May 30, 1941, at the age of 58. She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Young; one son, Damon R. Young; two grandchildren; her father-in-law, Darius M. Young; her mother, Mrs. Addie Bailey, Wetona; one sister, Mrs. Roy Young, Wetona. The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST at the home. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Rev. Barrett officiated. (Parents Wallace W. and Addie Belle Hicks Bailey)
FREDERICK A. BAILEY, 82, formerly of North Towanda and the Memorial Personal Care Home, died in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital on Monday evening, March 22, 2004 after a period of declining health. He was born August 19, 1921 to the late John A. and Lillian M. Bailey in North Towanda. Fred graduated from Towanda High School in 1941. He worked at Bailey’s Bus Terminal (on old Mills Road in North Towanda), which was a family-owned business and a Greyhound Bus Stop. Fred took a course in Elmira on how to build gliders, which was a ground school, then went on to Buffalo where he worked as a riveter for Bell Aircraft for three weeks and transferred to an assembly line. In August 1943, Fred was drafted into the U.S. Army. Following services in the States, he was sent to Germany on January 8, 1945 with the Headquarters Battery 70th Division Artillery and served in the European Theatre Operation. Fred received several medals and citations. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 3, 1946. After returning home, Fred entered the employ of the Patterson Screen Company in 1947, which later became DuPont, retiring in 1983 after almost 37 years of service. Fred was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, life member of the American Legion Post No. 42, of Towanda, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1568 of Towanda, life member of the Bradford County Historical Society, a long-time member of the North Towanda Fire and Rescue Volunteers, serving as their treasurer at one time, and a member of North Towanda Fire Police. Fred’s main interest for many years was collecting Indian artifacts. He always was grateful for the land owners who allowed him to hunt arrowheads on their property. Fred was proud to present his entire indexed collection to the Bradford County Museum after he made the decision to sell his home. Fred took great pride in his service to our country, and stories of Germany and his experiences overseas entertained many people, especially at the Memorial Personal Care Home. He deeply appreciated the care he received at the Personal Care Home and Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital. Fred is survived by a brother, Jack “Bug” Bailey and his wife, Carol, of Walnut Cove, N.C.; his sister, Mildred Lavelle of Liberty, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and many friends, including Ruth Squires, whom he called his financial secretary. Besides his parents; a brother Gordon, predeceased him in 1960. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Pastor Michelle Somerville of the North Towanda United Methodist Church will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with the American Legion Post No. 42 conduction a service at the grave. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home’s Activities Fund would be appreciated.
BAILEY Geraldine M. Thomas
73, of Rome Township, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Geraldine was born on Jan. 16, 1939 in Sayre, the daughter of Stephen O. Bailey Sr. and Frances M. Lattimer Bailey. In early years, she was employed in the wire drawing department of GTE Sylvania and was later employed by Pat's Palace and the Soup and Sandwich Deli in Towanda. Geraldine enjoyed cooking, baking, playing bingo and going to Tioga Downs. Surviving are her companion of 43 years, Jim Schrimp of Rome Twp.; children Patricia (Cecil) Colegrove of Standing Stone, Janice Groover (Terry Vanderpool) of Towanda, Tanya (Orlando) Brown of Rome, LaVerne Thomas Jr. of Standing Stone and Kristy Brown of Rome Twp.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother Raymond Bailey of Towanda; sister, Shirley (Charles) Vanderpool of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by; an infant grandson, an infant great grandson, sister, Virginia Chilson and brothers, Steve and Ambrose Bailey. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 in Geraldine's memory. Towanda Daily Review – July 27, 2012
BAILEY –GWENDLOYN B. VANORMAN, 81, widow of Kent G. VanOrman of the Towanda-Monroeton Road, Towanda RD 4, died Saturday, June 1, 1991, at the Bradford County Manor following an extended illness. Born June 22, 1909, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Miles E. and Dottie Pearl Bower Bailey. She was a graduate of the Eastman Private School in Washington, D.C. Class of 1927, and moved from Washington to Towanda in 1933. On Oct. 8, 1940, she married Kent G. VanOrman. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1983. She was a member of the Mt. Rainier Christian Church, Mt. Rainier, Md., and attended the Monroeton United Methodist Church. She is survived by several cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, June 5, 1991, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Timothy A. Geiger, assistant pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the American Cancer Society, Athens, Pa. in Mrs. VanOrman’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BAILEY –HELENA BAILEY TUTTLE WHEELER, 87, widow of George Wheeler of
James Street, North Towanda, died late Friday evening, June 16, 1995, at her
home following a short illness. Born Aug. 15, 1907, in Towanda, Pa., she
was a daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Granger Bailey. Helena was
employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. during World War II and was later
employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre for many years until her retirement.
In 1950 she married George Wheeler in North Towanda. He preceded her in
death on Dec. 19, 1981. Mrs. Wheeler enjoyed reading. Her main
interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her
children and their spouses: Donald C. Tuttle of Horseheads, N.Y., Edith
and James Mitchell of Hector, N.Y., Marguerite Eldred of Bentley Creek, Pa.,
Martha and Sherman Burke of Durrell, Jean Ackley of Ulster, RR 2, and Patricia
and Jack Darby of Lowman, N.Y.; 40 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by; a brother Francis Bailey and a sister, Dorothy
Haines. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 20, 1995, at 1
p.m. at 217 York Ave., Towanda, wit the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the
Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in
Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends Monday
evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that
memorials may be directed to: Bradford County Library or the county bookmobile,
RR3, Troy, PA in Mrs. Wheeler’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
Howard L. BAILEY, Ex-Sheriff, Dies
Mr. Bailey had made a special trip to Mr. White’s office Monday afternoon to see him upon the latter’s return from Florida and the two had had a long talk together. They were together at the Gun club banquet, for the two have been firm friends for years, and the shock to Mr. White was indescribable when he was called to act in the capacity of coroner for Howard’s death. Other men in the former sheriff’s intimate circle of friends were similarly affected, for few persons have come into this community and won such a warm welcome in such a short number of years as did Howard Bailey.Born in Springfield township on November 5, 1879, Mr. Bailey was 59 years of age at the time of his death. He was educated in the schools of his native community, engaged in farming for a number of years, and then was employed at the Burlington county home. Such fine service did he render that in 1915 he was appointed superintendent of the home and held that position until he voluntarily relinquished it on December 31, 1931, to assume the office of sheriff. As county home superintendent, Mr. Bailey served with distinction and won the deep regard of those committed to his care. His wife, the former Sarah Simmons, likewise did great work at the county home. She died in April 1933, in the second year of her husband’s term as sheriff, but in the short time that she lived in Towanda, Mrs. Bailey won the regard of scores. (Rest of article missing) Note: Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery TOWANDA
BAILEY - John A. Bailey, 71, highly respected North Towanda
Sunday night, March 5, at 9;10 o'clock at Memorial Hospital here at the age of 71. Mr. Bailey had been in failing health for a long period, but had been at Memorial Hospital only since last Thursday. Mr. Bailey was born May 18, 1890, in North Towanda Township, the son of Newton and Susan SLATER Bailey. He received his formal education in the schools of his home community and Towanda High School, and entered Mansfield Normal School from which he graduated in 1913. He then went to Michigan and taught school for four years-one year on the upper penisula and three years in Houghton. He returned home in the summer of 1915 and that August married Miss Lillian MAUGHER of North Towanda. They returned to Michigan where Mr. Bailey resumed his teaching, being a member of the faculty at Hale High School at the close of his teaching career. Returning to his home communtiy, Mr. Bailey became associated with his brother, the late Archie J. Bailey, in the operation of Bailey's Market on Bridge Street , Towanda. In 1927, he erected an automobile service station and store in North Towanda which is still in operation and is located just south of the Bailey residence. About 1929, Mr. Bailey erected a bus termianl on Route 6 as it approached the bridge over Sugar Creek. This was a very profitable business for a time, being a scheduled stop for the Greyhound; Great Lakes and Martz buses. In connection with the terminal, Mr. Bailey maintained a spacious lunch room which was very well patronized for years. With the opening of World War 2, Mr. Bailey closed the bus terminal and devoted his time and emergies to the service station and store in North Towanda proper. After the war, the bus terminal was operated for a time, but when Route 6 was re-located, the venture was given up and the terminal building torn down. Despite his long illness, Mr. Bailey displayed a remarkable degree of fortitude, patience and unselfishness, and as late as last September worked in the store and the service station. Held in deep esteem in his home community, Mr. Bailey served as tax collector for North Towanda Township at one time and was a member of the North Towanda Methodist Church. The greater portion of his interest during the course of his active life, however, was centered in his business and his family. Surviving are his wife, Lillian MAUGER Bailey; two sons, Frederick of North Towanda and Jack of Walnut Grove, North Carolina; a daughter, Mildred, who is Mrs. John Lavelle of Liberty, NY; a brother, William Bailey, of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Fish of Tampa, FL, and Mrs. Chester Fishbough of Elmira. A third son, Gordon Bailey, who was employed as an x-ray technician at Memorial Hospital here, died
last October 18. Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night and will be announced later. Reva Wagner. March 1961, the Towanda Daily Review
JOHN L. BAILEY, known by his many friends as “Ace”, 74, of 2511 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, Florida, also of Painted Post, New York and a former Towanda resident, died Sunday, June 7, 1987 at the Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, New York. Born April 28, 1913, in Andover, Mass., he was the son of the late John R. and Ann (Low) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass, call of 1935 and was employed at GTE in Towanda for 23 years before retiring from there in 1974. John and his wife, the former Bertha E. Champion, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16, 1987. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Largo, Florida and the Union Masonic Lodge #108 F. and A.M. in Towanda. He is survived by his wife, Bertha, at home; two sons, John R. Bailey of Corning, New York and Larry P. Bailey of Central Square, New York; a granddaughter, Lenore L. Bailey of Corning; three grandsons, Scott P., John W. and Daniel S. Bailey, all of Central Square. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. in Towanda. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Union Masonic Lodge #108 F. and A.M. will hold services at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The family request that memorials be directed to the Salvation Army, 314 South Elmer Ave. in Sayre in Mr. Bailey'’ memory. -Towanda Daily Review.
Lola Bailey Long, 100, formerly of Powell, PA died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor. Born December 15, 1900 in Springfield Township, Bradford Township, PA, she was a daughter of the late Greeley and Susie Campbell Bailey. At an early age Lola moved to Powell with her family and resided there for 86 years until September of 1987 when she moved to the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda. She was a graduate of Powell High School and of the Mansfield Normal School Class of 1921. Lola taught music education at the Laquin School and later served as a substitute teacher at the Powell School. She married Eugene E. Long in 1927 and following his death in 1956, she became associated with the Ruggles Store in Towanda where she worked several years. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of the Powell United Methodist Church, having been a member there for 86 years. Surviving are her sons, Robert E. Long of Troy, PA and Edward L. Long of Monroeton RR 1, PA; daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Rockwell of Canton RR 1 and Mrs. Janet Bacon of Towanda RR 3, PA; nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Long; her brother, Aaron Bailey; sons-in-law, Gerald Bacon and Robert Rockwell; and two nephews. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on February 2 with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to: the Powell United Methodist Church in care of Todd Bacon, RR 3 Box 277, Towanda, PA 18848; the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, 601 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848; or the Mansfield University Foundation, Alumni Hall, Mansfield, PA 16933; in Mrs. Long's memory.
BAILEY - The Evening Times,Monday March 15,1993
Virginia H. Chilson,66
Virginia Helen Chilson,age 66 of R.R.5 Towanda,died on Sunday March 14,1993at Memorial Hospital,Towanda. She was born April 17,1926 at Sayre,Pa. the daughter of the late Stephen and Frances Lattimer Bailey. Mrs.Chilson enjoyed her home and family and lived for many years on Mercur Hill,Wysox,Pa. She is survived by her husband Clyde Chilson Sr. Three daughters and son-in-laws Connie and Theodore(chip)Babcock,Sandra and Jack Vanderpool of Towanda,and Theresa and Danny Rinebold of Sayre,Three daughters Patricia Shedden of Ulster,Eloise(Wink)Chilson of Towanda,and Gloria Sites of Towanda;Three sons and daughter-in-laws Jacob and Carol Beatty of Milan,Clyde and Elaine Chilson of RR2 of Towanda,Thomas and Gail chilson of RR5 Towanda,whom she resided with.Several grandchildren and Great grandchildren;Two sisters Geraldine Thomas of Rome and Shirley Vanderpool of Towanda;Two brothers Ambrose Bailey Sr. of Towanda and Raymond Bailey Sr.of RR2 Wysox,and uncle Joseph Lattimer of Wyalusing;and several neices and nephews and cousins. Mrs.Chilson was Predeceased by a son Leonard Lavern and a brother Stephen Bailey. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home,217 York Ave.Towanda. Funeral and Committal services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral Home with the Rev.Harry Ferguson officiating Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda. memorials may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services,Box 302 Wysox,pa.18854 Submitted by Marie Platt Post
BAKER –GEORGIA BAKER MCNEAL, 89, of 6 Weston St., Towanda, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 27, 1907, in Wyalusing, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Bessie Robinson Baker. Georgia attended school in Wyalusing, moving to Towanda when she was 12 years old, and continued her education in Towanda, graduating from Towanda High school in 1926. She was a graduate of Meekers Business School in Elmira, N.Y., with honors and was then employed in Ithaca, N.Y., for a brief time. Georgia was later employed by the district attorney’s office at the Bradford County Courthouse for 19 years as a secretary, until her retirement in 1972. Georgia had been a tenant of the Tomas P. Miller family of Towanda since 1968. She was a 50 year member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and a former president of the Critchlow Class. She was a member of the George Clymer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Towanda Garden Club and was a charter member of French Asylum Inc. Georgia was highly regarded by her many friends and will be remembered for her kind and gracious personality and for her love for her family. She was a loving and faithful servant of the Lord her entire life. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Eileen McNeal of Sayre; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy M. and Gale Montgomery of Towanda; grandchildren, Aaron Montgomery of Towanda, Brian McNeal of Ithaca, N.Y., Brenda McNeal of Endicott, N.Y. and Barbara McNeal of Boston; step-grandchildren, Andrea Hine of Johnson City, N.Y., David Kreider of Athens, and Mark Kreider of Sayre; a great-grandson, Justin McNeal of Ithaca, N.Y; five step-great-grandchildren; and close friends, Waltraud “Wally” Miller of Towanda and Adriane Martin of Towanda RR5. She was preceded in death by; two sisters, Florence Taylor and Eleanor Maynard, and brother, Francis Baker. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Towanda First United Methodist Church 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. McNeal’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
Jack Alan BAKER, 69, well-known former radio announcer and Towanda native, went home to be with the Lord and is now on "The Sunny Side" Sunday morning, April 30, 2006 from the ElCor Nursing Home in Horseheads, N.Y. Jack was born in Towanda, Pa., on Dec. 8, 1936, one of six children of the late Lewis M. Baker Sr. and Florence Miller Baker. Jack's love for music and art developed as a young boy and as a teen, he taught himself to play drums by playing along with Buddy Rich records. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1954. In early years, Jack was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and also worked part time at Beer's Roller Rink in Wysox. He later entered the U.S. Army where he served for two years and five-and-a-half years in the Army Reserves. He returned to Towanda again to be employed by Sylvania Electric and also to work part time at the WTTC Radio Station in Towanda where he received training as a radio announcer. He subsequently served as a television announcer for Channel 24, an ABC TV affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y., and for the NBC Television Station Channel 40 in Binghamton in production, marketing and advertising sales for several years. Jack also served as a sports announcer and producer of television commercials. He returned to WTTC Radio Station in Towanda around 1974 and was promoted to general manager 1975. He continued broadcasting special segments, covering news stories and working with advertising sales for the political figures over the years. Jack was a fan of America's popular classics from the 1920s, "30s, "40s and will be remembered for his well-known Sunny Side of the Street and Sentimental Journey segments on WTTC that featured music from the Big Band era. Following his 30 years of service to the Bradford County area as a radio broadcaster, he accepted a sales and on-air programming position with the Greater Ocala Broadcasting Corporation in Ocala, Fla. Jack also spent many hours entertaining children and adults at Silver Springs, Fla., with his levitation and magic talents. He later moved to Horseheads, N.Y., to be closer to his family. Jack always tried to do his best to entertain and inform the public in a way that reflected the community that he served. He is survived by his brothers, Pastor Lewis M. Baker and his wife, Nellie Baker, of Pine Valley, N.Y.; Robert E. Baker of Springfield, Mo.; N. William Baker and his wife, Ida, of Milton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special niece, Mary Coon, of Horseheads, N.Y. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: twins, a brother, Carl L. Baker and a sister, Carole L. Baker. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the New Hope Baptist Church, 3752 Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, N.Y., 14872, in Jack Alan Baker's memory.
BAKER –PEARL BAKER SPENCER age 103 of 102 S. Pitney St., South Waverly, Pa., died early Wednesday morning, March 29, 2000 at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Born July 25, 1896 in Dushore, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Guy and Laura Gibbs Baker. In Earlier years Mrs. Spencer taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Dushore and later attended the Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre, graduating in 1923. Pearl subsequently served as a registered nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital for two years. On Sept. 22, 1925 she married Daniel L. Spencer in the Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa., during World War II, Pearl served as a volunteer for the University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.; she also worked as a nurse in Florida. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda and its Vesper Guild, Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76, Towanda Garden Club, Bradford County Republican Women; Pennsylvania Republican Women, Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis S. Alteri of South Waverly, Pa.; three grandchildren, Thomas Alteri of Pittsburgh, David Alteri of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y. and Dian Black of Harwood, Md.; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews cousins and close friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel in 1961; a son, Gerald Spencer in 1955; two brothers, Walter and Lincoln Baker and a sister, Ethel Hart and her son-in-law, Claude Allen in 1987. The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Leonard Shatkus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill cemetery Mausoleum, Towanda. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Sayre House, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Spencer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BAKER - William Nile Baker Sr., 71, Coup Road, Milton; died Friday, December 25 at his home. Born in Towanda on March 3, 1938, he was the son of Louis and Florence May Baker. He was married for more than 44 years to the former Ida May BURT who survives. Bill attended Towanda schools. He had worked various jobs with B&W Disposal in Milton, Chef Boyardee in Milton, Dewart Livestock, Watsontown Brick Company, Zartmans of Sunbury and as a custodian for Christ Lutheran Church in Milton. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Ruth Carter and Bob Hendricks of West Milton, William and Wanda Baker Jr. of Milton, Linda Styers and Rocky Timberland of Sunbury, Sherry and Joe Iezzi of Swedesboro, N.J. and Stacey Baker-Aikey and Jerry Aikey of Milton; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Louis Baker of New York and Robert Eugene Baker of Missouri. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Allen Baker and Carl Baker; and an infant sister, Carol Baker. Graveside services will take place on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Donations in Bill's name may be made to the Shaw Funeral Home, c/o Sherry Iezzi, 400 N. Front St., Milton, PA 17847 to help with the funeral arrangements. 29 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
BALDWIN Esther Ann - Mrs. George Little, 79, wife of George Hobard Little, born LeRaysville, PA. Mother of William, sister to Amos and John Baldwin. Mrs George H. Little died at her residence at the corner of Main and Canal Streets Towanda died at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning last age 79. Deceased was the wife of George Hobard Little, who came here from LeRaysville two years ago since, to reside near his sons in Towanda, on retiring from an active and successful business career, at the former place. She was the mother of William and /amos, well known promient citizens, the former of whom resides at LeRaysville and the latter in Laceyville, both of whom were present at her funeral, sister to ______ . Funeral services were observed from her late reidence at 2:30 o'clock p.m. on Sunday last, the obsequies being administered by the Rev. J.S. Stewart D.D. pastor of the Prebyterian Church, Towanda, of which denomination deceased was a long member standing. Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. NOTE: this is Esther Ann Baldwin, she had a daughter Emma Nov.26.1848--May 5.1864. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Taken from the Bradford Republican 24 October 1889.
BALDWIN - Ruth Baldwin Codding. A memorial service was held for Ruth Baldwin Codding of Woodside Towanda RD 2 MOnday at 3 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda with teh Rev. Eric Snyder officiating. Interment was made in Towanda's Oak Hill Cemetery. October 1986, Towanda Daily Review
BALDWIN –RUTH BALDWIN CODDING, 86 of Woodside (Towanda RD 2) died late Friday afternoon Oct. 3, 1986 at her home. Born Oct. 14, 1899 in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of the late Seward and Mabel Gillan Baldwin. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1917, spent one year at the Dana Hall School and attended Vassar College. She had been employed at a settlement house in Philadelphia until 1925 when she married E. Hale Codding. In 1954 the Codding family came from New York City to Towanda where they made their home. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, the Wednesday Club and had served for nine years as the president of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary in Towanda. During her life in Towanda, she assisted her husband in his real estate business. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pierre (Ann) Tonachel, New York City, a son, Elias Hale Conning Jr. of Houston, TX and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. E. Hale Codding on Nov. 23, 1976. A memorial service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda with Rev. Eric Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family request that memorials be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda or the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre in Mrs. Codding’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BALL -ALICE BALL WARD, 90, widow of James W. “Jim” Ward well-known Wysox businessman of Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Personal Care Home of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Alice was born July 15, 1929 in Cayuta, NY, the daughter of the late Edward Thomas Ball and Levena Berry Ball. Alice was a graduate of Bernsville High School, Bernsville, New Jersey, with the class of 1947. Alice met her future husband Jim, at the Blue Swan sewing factory in Sayre where she worked as a supervisor. She was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until retirement. Alice was a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda where she served as a deacon and church treasurer. Later in life, she belonged to the Community Vesper Church of Standing Stone. Alice was a member of the Towanda Garden Club and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, reading and volunteering at T.A.C.O. with her husband Jim. Alice is survived by Linda Ginder, her only daughter, who resides in Elizabethtown, PA with her husband, Dale; and two grandchildren, Cassandra Ginder of Nottingham, MD, Christopher Ginder of Elizabethtown, PA; a niece, Barbara Quinones; very close friends and caregivers, Carol Putnam, Linda Sarnosky, Connie Miller, Barbara Putnam and Rose Scott. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Jim, on May 8, 2017; her brother, Gordon Ball and sister, Marjorie Wood. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to You Too Animal Rescue, 13489 Route 220, Towanda, PA in Alice Ball Ward’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 10/29/2019
JOHN A. BALL, 63, Towanda, died April 16, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness. Born March 9, 1942, in Wyalusing, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Ruth Decker Ball. In earlier years, he attended Wyalusing Valley High School. On November 4, 1960, he married the former Shirley Reider at the Universalist Church in Towanda. He was employed boy OSRAM-Sylvania in Towanda for 30 years until the time of his passing. Mr. Ball was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time at her cottage on the Susquehanna River. He enjoyed working with his hands; doing carpentry work and renovating older homes. He loved to attend football and baseball games to watch his grandchildren participate. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Shirley Ball, Towanda; Michelle Barrett and her husband, Lonnie Barrett, LeRoy; and Lisa Teel and her fiancée, Garrett Miller, Towanda; six grandchildren; Joshua, Jonathan and Jacob Chilson, Barrett, Bryant and Brittany Engel, and Ryan Ball; two sisters; Elsie Chilson of Towanda and Bertha Chilson Wysox; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son; Randy Lee Ball, January 30, 1988; brother, Kenneth Ball and three sisters; Alberta Steele, Doris Cudo and Lena Vanderpool. The funeral service was held April 21 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Deacon William Graham of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St.; Williamsport, Pa in his memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
RANDY LEE BALL, 26, of Jackson’s Trailer Court
Wysox died Saturday afternoon Jan. 30, 1988, at the Veteran’s Administration in
Wilkes-Barre. Born Jan. 29, 1962 in Towanda, he was a son of John and
Shirley Reider Ball. Following graduation from Towanda High School in
1980 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in Manheim, Germany and Fort
Polk, La., for a total of seven years. Following the completion of his
tour of service, in May 1987, he was employed by the law firm of Golant and
Golant, and by Acme Markets in Towanda. Surviving are his wife, Madolyn
Marie Nesmith-Ball; parents, John and Shirley Reider Ball of Monroeton RD 1;
two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie (Michelle) Barrett of LeRoy and Lisa Ball of Monroeton
RD 1; brother, Kevin B. Ball of LeRoy; maternal grandparents George and Lucy
Fenner Reider of Towanda, paternal grandparents, Alfred and Ruth Decker Ball of
Towanda; nephew, Joshua Wayne Barrett of LeRoy; several aunts uncles and
cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the
Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L.
Ferguson, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda,
with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors. The
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning at
the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
BALLARD Betty (Jane) Ballard Vaughn
80, of Towanda, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior
Christ Jesus on Feb. 10, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Vaughn,
born Oct. 29, 1930 in Binghamton, N.Y., was the daughter of Beatrice and Arvin
Ballard. She was one of fifteen children. She graduated from Whitney Point High
School. On Oct. 16, 1948 Betty married Lloyd I. Vaughn Sr. and for more than 62
years, they experienced life together. He preceded her in death on Nov. 24,
2010. They moved to Towanda and raised six children. Betty was a devoted
mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Her greatest joy was her
grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty spent her life caring for
others. As a resident of Towanda since 1948, Betty was involved in her
community too. She was an excellent seamstress who made clothes for her family
and for local ballet dancers. Betty served on the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
and she was a den mother for the cub scouts. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Towanda since 1951. She taught Sunday School, served as
Vice President of the Presbyterian Women's Organization and worked diligently
as an organizer for the church's rummage sales for many years. Betty
volunteered as a reading tutor for the Towanda School District. She cared about
the children in her life and her community. Betty is survived by
her children, Linda and Jim Walsh, Lloyd and Sue Vaughn, Pam and Jim Meyer,
Mark and Cheryl Vaughn, Laurie and Terry Taylor all of Towanda, and Beth and
Val Folkin of Attleboro, Mass; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; sisters and brothers from the Whitney Point area.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of
Towanda. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. with a remembrance service
at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. Burial will be at the convenience of the family
in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in
Betty's name to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, First Presbyterian
Church, 5 Court Street, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Towanda Public Library, 104
Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848. The family wishes to thank the staffs at
the Towanda Personal Care Home and the Bradford County Manor for the
exceptional care given to our parents for the last four years. Towanda
Daily Review – February 11, 2011
BASTION –CRISSIE L. FISHER, 73, widow of David Fisher,
RR 4, Towanda, died January 11, 1994, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.
Born April 23, 1920, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Guy and
Elnora Carey Bastion. Mrs. Fisher was employed by the Eclipse Co.,
Elmira, and later as a waitress for the red Jacket Restaurant, Elmira.
She enjoyed giving and caring for people less fortunate than herself, and
assisting her husband in his print shop. Her husband founded Ad Graphics
Printing, Milan. Surviving are a son Charles Guy Babcock, San Jose, CA; a
daughter, Mrs. William (Mary) Short, Sr., Horseheads; seven grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean Bastion, Odessa, NY; two sisters, Lavina
Benjamin, Elmira Heights, and Myrtle Smith, Roaring Branch; several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased in death by her husband, David, in 1990 and
a son, LeRoy, in 1953. A memorial service was held on January 14 at
Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Steven Edmiston, pastor of
Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the
Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests that memorials be
directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. –Canton